SAN DIEGO — An 18-year-old Marine hire passed away last month after collapsing throughout training at Southern California’s Camp Pendleton, military authorities stated in a weekend declaration.
Pfc. Javier Pong “ended up being unconscious and unresponsive” while “carrying out set up training” on Sept. 27 at the base near San Diego, according to a Marine Corps declaration Saturday. He passed away at Naval Medical facility Camp Pendleton.
Brig. Gen. Jason Morris, the commanding general of Marine Corps Employee Depot San Diego, stated the Militaries are examining Pong’s death.
“We are considerably distressed by the unforeseen death of Pfc. Javier Pong as he pursued his journey to end up being a United States Marine,” Morris stated in the declaration. “We are devoted to honoring his memory, supporting those with whom he served, and examining the reason for his death to guarantee we can securely change civilians into Militaries and keep the trust of the American individuals.”
Pong was from Las Cruses, New Mexico, and just recently finished high school in May, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
The Militaries did not right away react to the Union-Tribune’s concerns about what kind of training employees were taken part in when Pong collapsed. Authorities likewise didn’t state why they waited 11 days to reveal the death.
In-service basic training deaths are regularly revealed within about 24 hr, according to the paper.